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Monday, September 14, 2015

Love Me, Love My Dog

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Nut Creme

Happy Monday! it is such a beautiful day here in northeast Ohio! the rain has finally cleared, not that I mind rain, and it is just a glorious day to behold! the kind that makes you ever so grateful you opened your eyes this morning! :) I hope it's just as wonderful in YOUR corner of the world!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made to send to our son, Mick. it's been months since I last saw him, although we text each other constantly. thank goodness for unlimited texting! tee hee! popped the card into the mailbox already this morning, so it's on its way to him as I type....it will see him before I do.... sigh.....but it is chock full of love, that is for sure!


I used images from the fun Crafty Secrets set, 'Big Dog' and the freebie digital paper they are offering on their blog for participating in the current linky party. even though it is a Halloween themed paper, it just goes to show you that you don't have to use themed papers for their original purpose. take them out of their 'box'!

The tag was stenciled with a neat new Prima stencil and chalk ink by them as well. I love those chalk inks! they dry so fast and adhere to almost anything! such a neat look, too!

seam binding was hand dyed a while back. Tyler was making a frame from re-purposed wood and needed to do some inking to the edges. we mixed up a water based concoction for him to use, and there was a bit left over when he finished. not to let anything go to waste, I grabbed a few yards of white seam binding and soaked it in the greyish mixture. what you see is the end result. :) it is tied with SU! linen thread.

a bit of black grosgrain ribbon was stapled in the upper left corner. flower is by Petaloo, buttons are from my vintage stash, sentiment was cut with a Spellbinders banner die, and a little ticket from my stash was added. woodgrain card is another from the Webster's Pages packaging that I re-purposed.

many of you know that our beloved dog, Latte, died back in June. well now her sister, Mocha, isn't doing very well. we are doing our best to keep her as happy and comfy as we can. heavy sigh....having pets is wonderful, but sometimes it sure does break your heart...

Challenges:
Crafty Secrets - monthly linky party
613 Avenue Create - love me do
Dragonfly Journeys - button it us
Quirky Crafts - animal magic
A Gem of a Challenge - boys, boys, boys
The Kraft Journal - take your pick: ribbon, patterned paper, die cut, tag and kraft cs base
Ruby's Rainbow - it's a man's world
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Incy Wincy - digi images only
Get Creative Ch - add a tag
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

20 comments:

VanessaB said...

super sweet card. love the design and colors.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Jennifer, such a brilliant image and lots of lovely details.
Pauline
x

Bad Kitty said...

very cute

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is amazing! Love the image! Fabulous details too!

Sammy said...

LOVE this! And I'm certain your son will too. The colours are fabulous, and you're right about not needing to use a paper for the occasion it was meant for - you proved it very effectively here! x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I'm so sorry to learn about your precious pets....that is hard, and my heart goes out to you. Your son will love this super cute card, though. The coloring is great, and the blue/orange/black color palette is really masculine and fun. Lots of great embellies, too! Thanks for joining the fun at the Crafty Secrets September Linky Challenge and Blog Hop!
Kathy Clement/DT Leader, Crafty Secrets

Babette said...

What a wonderful card! Thank you for playing along at the Kraft Journal challenge. I just love the Take Your Pick Challenges because we get such a wide variety of styles and uses. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Babette
Kraft Outlet

wannabcre8tive said...

Jennifer, this is so adorable. I love the card and the sweet image.

wannabcre8tive said...

P.S. I have been thinking of getting this set, I think you have convinced me.

*Vicki* said...

What a face he has! LOL!! Adorable card and I just love the colors you've used on this Jennifer!! Really awesome design and I'm sure he loved it!! :)

Diane said...

Oh what a wonderful card that I am sure he will absolutely love when he gets it!! I love the Big Dog set you have used, so fun!! So sorry to hear about your pets, I know how hard it is to lose one as they are such a big part of the family!! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Secrets for our Sept. linky challenge and blog hop!
Diane CS DT

Patricia Alvarez said...

Beautiful card! I am sure that your son is going to love it! I love the color combination. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Brilliant card Jennifer, I'm sure he'll love it! The colours are great & the flower is perfect!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Cindy Groh said...

Cute. I love it.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Jennifer, sorry to hear about the loss of your dog and the other one doing poorly. That is the hardest part, that pets usually don't have as long of as we do and it's heartbreaking to lose them but I bet you gave both your dogs such a wonderful life. Your son will love his card and you're lucky to have such a close bond with him. You are right - life is great! We have been so busy moving my mom and getting ready to move but I just keep thinking about all the positives every time I start to get stressed out and it sounds like you have found the same thing helps.

Love your doggie card and how you used our Halloween paper totally worked! Thanks for sharing and entering our Crafty Secrets Sept Linky Party

Sandy

Jeannie said...

Hi Jennifer! Pets are our family, and they sure do steal your heart don't they? This is such a sweet card with so many fun elements, including the buttons :) Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week.

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Sasha Jundt said...

Wonderful card! Great design and paper choice! And of course - the image itself! I am sure your son will like it! Thank you very much for sharing your work with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck and hope to see you again soon!
Sasha

Michelle said...

This is a great card. The image is fantastic.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is FABULOUS! What awesome coloring and design! So sorry to hear about your pets! This card is sure to bring a smile to your son's face!! Thanks so much for playing along in our September Linky Party at Crafty Secrets! Good Luck!!

Darlene
Crafty Secrets DT
CRAFTY VINTAGE GIRL
CRAFTY SECRETS LINKY PARTY
DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Spyder said...

Aw, great card, love the design. I'm sure your son will love it! Its hard when loved ones are so far away! Haven't seen my youngest daughter since her son was 2, he'll be 6 soon! (They live about an hour from Seattle, where even Skype doen't work-we're in England) Thank you for joining my Quirky Animal Magic Challenge! A new Challenge starts tomorrow, hope to see you there!
((Lyn)) Quirky DT